Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe-Ukraine Mission

A Ukraine SU-27 integrates with a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)
A Ukraine SU-27 integrates with a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A Ukraine SU-27 integrates with a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircrew assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares the aircraft before a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)
U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircrew assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares the aircraft before a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, integrate with Ukraine SU-27’s for a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, is preparing for a preflight check before a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, flies in a formation during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A Ukraine SU-27 integrates with a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircrew assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, load equipment in preparation for a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A Ukraine SU-27 integrates with a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircrew assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, load equipment in preparation for a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 fighter escorts a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in support of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, North Dakota, as part of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission on Sep. 4, 2020. The strategic bomber missions provide theater familiarization for aircrew members and opportunities for U.S. integration with NATO allies and regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

A formation of three B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, depart RAF Fairford, England, to take part in a Bomber Task Force Europe mission over Ukraine on Sep. 4, 2020. The strategic bomber missions provide theater familiarization for aircrew members and opportunities for U.S. integration with NATO allies and regional partners. (U.S. Air Force video by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

A Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 fighter escorts two B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in support of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, North Dakota, as part of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission on Sep. 4, 2020. BTF missions have occurred in the European theater of operations since 2018 with more than 200 sorties coordinated with Allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

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